As ESL and ELD programs are becoming more common, some clear patterns are emerging. One of the best things you can do when working with ESL students is recognize the importance of their own native culture. When you create lesson plans that deal with things students can recognize in their own native language, students are more open to the learning process.
One of the best ways to reach ESL students is to place their cultural traditions in context. One of the best ways to do this is to share holiday traditions from around the world. For example, people all over the world have different ways of celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving and Easter. While traditions may vary, certain elements unite people from all over the world. Holidays are a great time to teach students new English vocabulary words. No matter if you're teaching English to native speakers, or you're teaching to students from around the world, it's a good idea to keep your lesson plans fresh. As the new school year approaches, teachers look for new ways to present lesson plans and materials. If you're working with ESL students, you're dealing with a communication barrier that must be addressed through your lesson plans.
One of the main tasks for ESL teachers is to build up the confidence of international students. This confidence boost helps students to take risks and also encourages them to reach for higher levels of learning. This is also true if you are teaching English abroad, which is what more and more English teachers are looking to become certified to do. Another great way to encourage learning among ESL students is to involve family members. Many ESL teachers organize family nights and other special events. This is a great way for students to see the diversity of their fellow classmates. In addition, parents have the opportunity to meet one another and often form friendships and support systems that last for years to come. This is also a great opportunity to encourage people of all ages to practice their conversational English skills.
Gov. kicks off NM Teacher Summit
Dawn Bilbrey, an eighth-grade English language arts and U.S. history teacher at Texico Middle School ... Martinez extolled accomplishments during her two terms, saying more students in the state are taking Advanced Placement classes than in previous ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:26:00 GMT
Students are taking a back seat
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Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:17:00 GMT
Classrooms: At Hopkins Academy, students take a break from studies for 2nd annual diversity day
O?Donoghue pointed to a chemistry teacher who was helping out at the foods station. Christine Pipczynski, who teaches English but was helping at the games station, credited the success of the day to the students who helped organize it. Diversity day ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Jun 2018 16:34:00 GMT
EXCLUSIVE: City investigators visited less than half of yeshivas accused of failing to teach academics
The city investigators have visited less than half of the yeshivas accused of failing to teach students basic academics ... A Yaffed report published in September found those students received just 90 minutes a day of English, reading and writing ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT
Education Spotlight: Teach for America corps members help students find path to college
These students begin this lifelong work with an initial two ... After graduating from Denison College, Lifka joined the corps and accepted a position to teach freshman English at Roma High School. Along with fellow TFA corps member Alejandra Contreras ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Response: \'Every Teacher\' has to Help ELLs Meet Common Core Standards
Her K-12 and postsecondary teaching experiences informed the collaborative writing of Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards: A Team-based Approach to Schoolwide Student Achievement (2016) with Stephaney Jones-Vo: Since the Common Core ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Jun 2018 17:32:00 GMT
Brownsville teacher and students raise money for trip to Japan
But that?s becoming a reality. English teacher Bijoun Jordan says he wants his students to have a sense of the world outside the box they already live in. ?Brownsville is a very disadvantaged neighborhood there are a lot of students that come from ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:38:00 GMT
Study shows approach can help English learners improve at math word problems
Among them, many students and teachers alike have a "math phobia," and students often plateau in math achievement around fourth grade. For English learners, that can happen even earlier or lead to minority students being placed unnecessarily in special ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:56:00 GMT
Teaching data journalism ? fast and slow
In 2010 at the start of a class at a London university I asked the room ? over 150 postgraduate students from a dozen different journalism courses ? how many had studied a humanities subject such as English ... of a webpage. Teachers of data journalism ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:04:00 GMT
Teachers view immigrant, minority parents as less involved in their children\'s education
This dataset, however, contains both, including independent surveying of math and English teachers, as well as student responses. Ho and Cherng analyzed several measures from the data. The first included teachers answering the question, "How involved are ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMT